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    Re: Senate passes $631B defense policy bill 98-0

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Taxes are already cut, and are not spending. Outlays will not change whether the tax rates go up or stay down. This defense bill is additional outlays.
    No, taxes are not spending. They are what permit spending to happen without dumping the country into debt. Ofc, the country is put into debt regardless. Anyway.

    The defense bill proves what the OP said and what I said; congressmen are retarded.

    Also, the tax cuts have not been extended.

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    Re: Senate passes $631B defense policy bill 98-0

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    Congressmen are the dumbest animals on the planet.
    Except perhaps the people who elect them.
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    Re: Senate passes $631B defense policy bill 98-0

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    Except perhaps the people who elect them.
    If you have to elect between 2 turds, then you have no choice but to elect the shiniest of them.

    The other option is to run yourself and that requires balls of steel, which sadly, not many men have today. Most just have regular balls. And that doesn't help when trying to change things.

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    Re: Senate passes $631B defense policy bill 98-0

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    If you have to elect between 2 turds, then you have no choice but to elect the shiniest of them.

    The other option is to run yourself and that requires balls of steel, which sadly, not many men have today. Most just have regular balls. And that doesn't help when trying to change things.
    That is your call to get involved, no?
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    Re: Senate passes $631B defense policy bill 98-0

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    That is your call to get involved, no?
    I have no call to get involved. Not until I'm past my 40s or even 50s anyway.

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    Re: Senate passes $631B defense policy bill 98-0

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    What law says the President can assassinate American citizens?
    There isn't a law, but rather Obama has established legal precednent with the assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki. He was, legally speaking, a US citizen at the time of his death (Was Anwar al-Awlaki still a U.S. citizen? | FP Passport) (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/09/wo...nted=all&_r=1&). The Patriot Act allows the President to deem almost anyone a terrorist as the definition is extremely vague and this assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki establishes a legal precedent in which the President can label someone a terrorist, assassinate them, and then not give any information under the guise of 'national security.'
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    Re: Senate passes $631B defense policy bill 98-0

    Ha ha. Yes, taxes are much loved. This is state sales tax and probably will be helpful to the states. After many tax free years from Amazon, I suppose I'll finally have to pony up my 8.2% sales tax. This will be near fatal to some online sellers since often the local price is the same but the sales tax savings spurs me to buy online. Poor Amazon is going to take quite a hit methinks.

    The 98-0 vote is just more proof that we really have a one party system. Anything to increase power and pork. But they'll fight to the death over any increase on the highest earners...pathetic, really, 100 Senators and not one pair of balls in the lot.


    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Tax exemptions? No, but there is a shiney new online sales tax buried in it. Now we know why the Dems jumped all over it; they never saw a tax they didn't like.

    Online sales tax to be added to defense authorization bill | The Daily Caller

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    Re: Senate passes $631B defense policy bill 98-0

    How does one "get involved"? Your thoughts appreciated.


    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    That is your call to get involved, no?

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    Re: Senate passes $631B defense policy bill 98-0

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Ha ha. Yes, taxes are much loved. This is state sales tax and probably will be helpful to the states. After many tax free years from Amazon, I suppose I'll finally have to pony up my 8.2% sales tax. This will be near fatal to some online sellers since often the local price is the same but the sales tax savings spurs me to buy online. Poor Amazon is going to take quite a hit methinks.

    The 98-0 vote is just more proof that we really have a one party system. Anything to increase power and pork. But they'll fight to the death over any increase on the highest earners...pathetic, really, 100 Senators and not one pair of balls in the lot.
    State sales taxes attached to a Federal spending bill? How does that work exactly??

    Poor Amazon is going to take quite a hit methinks.
    Um, no, Amazon's customers will be picking up that tab. Screw the private sector, though...huh?
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    Re: Senate passes $631B defense policy bill 98-0

    Yes, that is correct. The states have been Federally precluded from collecting sales by a congressional order/decision/legislation that forbid the states from collecting for a salke in another state. Even today, if you go to CA and buy a robot for $500 and have it shipped to NV, you will not have to pay CA sales tax but you are obligated to pay NV their sales tax but of course, nobody does.

    So, yes, this is Federal legislation that allows the states to collect their tax. I'm 99% sure I'm right for once.

    Yes, I will pick up the tab but what I was trying to communicate is that I might stop buying from Amazon since I won;t have the savings anymore. That will be good for my local businesses and bad for Amazon. Example are Greenies Pill Pockets for Cats. They re $5.95 on Amazon and $5.95 at Petsmart local. So, I saved almost 50 by buying them from Amazon. No shipping because I'm a Prime member for $80 a year. Now, I won't buy te Prime membership anymore and I'll buy the stuff from the local mega-corp. So, yes, Amazon will lose out big-time.

    The money will still be in the private sector. Just that online guys ill lose business and brick and mortar will get a boost.




    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    State sales taxes attached to a Federal spending bill? How does that work exactly??



    Um, no, Amazon's customers will be picking up that tab. Screw the private sector, though...huh?

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